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Portrait Photography + Yoga Retreat with Olivia Rutherford
Portrait Photography + Yoga Retreat with Olivia Rutherford

Mon, 22 Jul


Chateau de Sacy

Portrait Photography + Yoga Retreat with Olivia Rutherford

Learn techniques for outstanding shots on any smartphone or camera with the highly accomplished Olivia Rutherford. You'll have fun with a rich choice of settings and costumes, realign with daily yoga classes and enjoy nutricious feasts, all a short train trip away from the Paris Olympics

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Time and Place

22 Jul 2024, 15:30 – 28 Jul 2024, 11:30

Chateau de Sacy, 1 Rue Verte, 60190 Sacy-le-Petit, France

What's Happening

How to Shoot a Portrait

Join us for a week dedicated to the art of image-making. Award-winning photographer and film-maker Olivia Rutherford will carefully help you hone your skills to make beautiful portraits that convey not just a look but a feeling. A great photograph is taken in a split second.  That ‘click’ will be supported with engaging workshops and tutorials considering light, composition, storytelling and communication - whether you're shooting street portraits in the nearby town of Pont Sainte Maxence or traditional set-ups at the picturesque château. The best camera is the one in your hand! Come with your DSLR or a smartphone and get the most out of it. You'll find plenty of magical outfits and props in the dressing-up room at Sacy and will come away with a framed portrait to be proud of.


Vinyasa Flow sessions indoors or out will leave you feeling rejuvenated and strong, with sequences designed to open up the body, unblock trapped energy and release tension. 

Food and Drink

Meals will be largely vegetarian, Ottolenghi-inspired, locally sourced where possible and will include local cheeses and cuisine. Coffee, tea, fruit, and pastries will be available throughout the day. Wine will be served with dinner. Each guest will prepare one dinner as a pair, with ingredients and recipes supplied and help at hand.


On Thursday, we will visit Chateau de Chantilly, with its magnificent masterpieces and gardens, or you can visit Paris, half an hour away by train

Free time

In your free time, you can walk to the Chapelle Saint Catherine, a spot visited by Joan of Arc in the nearby woods, go swimming in a lake, ride a bike to the farmshop, learn to walk the tightrope, or just soak up the atmosphere at the chateau.

A special guest speaker may join us for dinner. 

A year's membership of our arts association is also included.

 Find out more about Olivia Rutherford and the schedule here. More about each room here

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